RCH sup­port echoed by RSL chair

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - NEWS -

Dear Ed­i­tor, I have just read, with in­ter­est, Phoebe Jef­feries’ story in the Pas­toral Times edi­tion, Fri­day De­cem­ber 28, 2018.

Sim­i­lar to An­drew and Donna Jef­feries, my wife Al­li­son and I had a sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tion in June 2017 when our grand­daugh­ter Milli Pe­vitt fell and sus­tained a se­vere head in­jury, re­sult­ing in emer­gency skull surgery at the Al­bury Base Hospi­tal to re­lieve the pres­sure on her brain due to in­ter­nal bleed­ing.

Im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing that pro­ce­dure, she was con­veyed to the Royal Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal (RCH) by am­bu­lance then also by he­li­copter am­bu­lance, where she re­ceived im­me­di­ate in­ten­sive care.

See­ing the photo in the PT (page 7, Dec 28, 2018) of Phoebe brought back sad times to Al­li­son and I of our pre­vi­ous pho­tos of Milli in the same sit­u­a­tion as Phoebe.

I just want to sup­port An­drew’s com­ments, (‘‘The work that the Royal Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal did as well was just un­real. I hon­estly can’t be­lieve we only have the one big fundraiser each year for the RCH. The Gov­ern­ment should be throw­ing money at it all year round for what they do.’’).

The ma­jor fundraiser for De­niliquin for the RCH is the Good Fri­day ap­peal.

This has only been pos­si­ble over the past (many) years through the ef­forts of So­nia Rap­ley and her many vol­un­teers who self­lessly sup­port and de­vote their time and ef­forts to such a great cause.

Our Deni RSL Club grants pro­gram also sup­ports this very wor­thy cause.

In the past, many De­niliquin chil­dren have needed the ser­vices of the RCH and the RCH have al­ways been there for them.

Deni RSL fully sup­ports this cause and en­cour­ages all lo­cals to also sup­port this great fa­cil­ity that we have in this coun­try.

Each Easter, please sup­port So­nia and her team who sell many raf­fle tick­ets through­out the town and at the Deni RSL.

Also within the Deni RSL, at the cash box, there is a Ronald McDon­ald House mon­ey­box where mem­bers and guests can place their small change.

These do­na­tions go to sup­port­ing fam­i­lies for ac­com­mo­da­tion at Ronald McDon­ald House, who have loved ones re­ceiv­ing treat­ment in the RCH.

Thank God we have such won­der­ful fa­cil­i­ties as the RCH and Ronald McDon­ald House.

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